06-04-2011 09:10 AM
I have just purchased a WD Elements 3TB External HD. It appears to be functional and mounts properly on my Windows machine; however, when I attempt to mount it on my Linux machine, I get the following message:
# mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/mnttest/
Failed to read last sector (732565759): Invalid argument
HINTS: Either the volume is a RAID/LDM but it wasn't setup yet,
or it was not setup correctly (e.g. by not using mdadm --build ...),
or a wrong device is tried to be mounted,
or the partition table is corrupt (partition is smaller than NTFS),
or the NTFS boot sector is corrupt (NTFS size is not valid).
Failed to mount '/dev/sdb1': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sdb1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
And here is the output of fdisk:
fdisk -lu /dev/sdb
Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512)
Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.5 GB, 3000590401536 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45600 cylinders, total 732566016 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000378e6
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 256 732566015 2930263040 7 HPFS/NTFS
Has anyone determined how to solve this problem? Thanks in advance.
06-04-2011 01:16 PM
I don't believe Linux is a supported OS.